Microsoft Azure obtains ISO 27017

Security is probably one of the first things people ask about when looking at a cloud provider. How do you know the cloud provider is performing their required security functions correctly to keep your systems and data secure? Microsoft is continuously adding and improving security to it’s Azure offerings, and now they have achieved ISO certification. ISO is an international organization that establishes standards in a variety of areas, and has over 21,000 different standards. Customers look to a ISO standard to help them measure and compare competitors.

This certification provides guidance on 37 controls in ISO/IEC 27002 and features seven new controls not addressed in ISO/IEC 27002. Both cloud service providers and cloud service customers can leverage this guidance to effectively design and implement cloud computing information security controls. Customers can download the ISO/IEC 27017 certificate which demonstrates Microsoft’s continuous commitment to providing a secure and compliant cloud environment for our customers.

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